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"Please read all instructions carefully before discarding whichever ones don't suit your fancy."

-Aaron Williams


Apr
10
comment Can a cloak be used to hide someone's wings?
@Jean-LucNacifCoelho Not true, actually! Both birds and bats have an arm-like structure to their wings: Shoulder, elbow, wrist. Bats have very long, wide-spread "fingers," where birds have shorter ones. But birds make up for that difference with pinions. See this site for a comparison of the bone structure.
Mar
22
comment Where is D&D in the spectrum of RPGs?
@thedarkwanderer Love it or hate it, Fourth Edition Dungeons and Dragon is still Dungeons and Dragons. Especially back in 2011, when it was the reigning edition.
Mar
16
comment How much damage does Great Weapon Fighting add on average?
@Erik Not strictly true, actually! You only get one reroll, so your minimum damage is still 1. Your odds of killing your target in this situation do go up quite a bit, though.
Mar
13
comment How to handle plates and drinks on the game table?
Are you playing in a home, or a public space? How much (if any) control do you have over the environment?
Mar
11
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
@SevenSidedDie Even after granting permission to use a class, a DM is allowed to subsequently ban it. Regardless, the purpose of the statement is to demonstrate that the Death cleric is in the DM's house, and they have no obligations to cater to the players. But if you feel that a legalistically correct tangent on class selection is important to this question, feel free to add your own answer.
Mar
11
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
@SevenSidedDie Again, the entire premise of the question assumes that permission has already been granted (or is nonsensical). Regardless, to say that the verb "ban" does not cover a situation such as "Can I play a Death Cleric?" "No." is splitting an incredibly fine hair. This is not a factual error. No change will be made to this statement.
Mar
11
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
@SevenSidedDie In #3, when there isn't a DM or a game involved, who the heck is he supposed to ask for permission? Me, because I'm a DM sometimes? You? Himself? Or is it your position that no one is even allowed to think about the Death cleric, unless there is an officially designated DM around to sign off on it?
Mar
11
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
Also excluded from this answer: Only Fifth Edition D&D material is allowed by default; that only Clerics can select the Death domain; that the sky is blue; and a small handful of other topics.
Mar
11
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
+1 reading comprehension point to Airatome, -1 to @SevenSidedDie. Though it has nothing to do with my game. The question falls into one of three categories: 1. The asker doesn't know that the Dungeon Master's Guide is for DMs. 2. The asker's DM has allowed the option. 3. The asker is engaging in a thought experiment without a specific DM around. The DM's right to allow/disallow DMG classes is only relevant to the first clause, and I don't generally write answers framed to people who don't know how to play.
Mar
10
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
@airatome Please reread my comment to SD. I'm aware of that text, but it is irrelevant to this answer. More relevant is your alignment observations in your answer. I'll update for that later.
Mar
10
comment Can Clerics be Death Domain and Neutral?
@SevenSidedDie The question of alignment implies the class is already allowed for consideration (except, perhaps, for alignment). Any statement of availability in this post is merely a reminder that the DM may revoke permission to use them, not an absolute statement on availability of Death clerics, Eladrin, et. al. (which would be tangential at best).
Mar
3
comment Is an unchangable character bad roleplaying ettiquite?
@KRyan Not a duplicate per StrangeDupe, but a very useful related link.
Mar
2
comment Experience Awards For Role-Playing; Should I keep it?
What is the scale of this bonus in your system? How many sessions is 32.5 experience points the equivalent to? How well does the system handle characters with disparate XP totals? How much of an XP penalty would make you feel your character was disadvantaged? 10? 100? 1000?
Feb
26
comment Combining various AC-providing clothing and armor
@MooingDuck Yep, that's gone. The entire concept of named bonuses has been eliminated... The only stacking rules are that you can't stack a bonus from the same spell twice.
Feb
21
comment Adding Magi-Tech to 5E
That is not correct. 5e draws inspiration from a number of editions (particularly the earlier ones) but is ultimately its own system.
Feb
20
comment Adding Magi-Tech to 5E
Regarding your final paragraph: Editions of D&D are not cross-compatible. So you can pull ideas from Eberron, but the rules won't make the transition. That said, 3rd Edition Eberron is probably marginally closer mechanically than 4E Eberron (though still not really compatible).
Feb
3
comment Can a character relay a distance to another character in exact feet/squares?
Mm, I don't know that this really solves the issue. Sure it's a step in the right direction, and it works if they say "yes, PCs have perfect knowledge of squares." But it doesn't really help if they choose anything less than perfect meta-knowledge. Even if the PCs don't know squares, real people can communicate locations reasonably precisely, especially at close distances.
Feb
3
comment Should I let a character be build with foreknowledge of the adventure?
@Theik This is a published option for Dwarven characters, not a request for a house rule. See edits to the original question.
Feb
2
comment Can I cast spells that require a material component and still hold my hammer and shield?
@orkenstein I'm not super familiar with warlocks, but it appears you are correct. You can try the cheats listed under the Somatic section above, or ask your DM to allow you to embed an arcane focus in your weapon.
Jan
29
comment Can you mix 3e with 4e books?
Aside: Monsters from the d20 SRD are compatible with 3e.